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Metallica’s Death Magnetic could reach 500,000 in first week sales

Metallica’s Death Magnetic could reach 500,000 in first week sales

Metallica’s return-to-form, Death Magnetic, is a sure thing to top the Billboard charts this week, as retail sales for the album are projected to hit around 500,000 copies sold.

 

The album was available last Friday (September 12) so the numbers for this week’s chart will be abbreviated, but the album’s aggressive release through various outlets (Guitar Hero and ticket bundles through Ticketmaster), and generally positive reviews, have made the album a hot commodity.

 

Metallica's last album, St. Anger, also had a short week for it’s first Billboard numbers, and moved 419,000 in its first three days, and 780,000 copies in its first full week. If Death Magnetic does hit number one, it will be Metallica’s fifth album to debut at number one on Billboard. [Billboard]  

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It's a great album. I can't stop to listen it. MetallicA is my favorite band and I think this are the best in the whole world of rock 'n roll, and my biggest idol are the amazing Clifford Lee Burton.
Keep go on my guys, I always wish the best for you...
So, Bow down, surrender unto METALLICA...

XFL

what a boring album... nothing like old school at all. Are people deaf?

Kyle

Kyle, you''re the one who's deaf! Its very old-school in feel despite it being a more 21st century of the 80's albums Metallica has done. If you listen to "The Day That Never Comes" it bears some semblance to "Fade To Black"...

Antonio

Will people stop being babies and listen to the music for what it is. Everyone is willing to whine and bitch about metallicas mistakes because in this day and age all people do is whine. I love the album and really they woke my mind to metal way back in the day and I have never bitched about any of there records even though I like some more than others I actually enjoy hearing a different record each time and for all you little bitches out there that want to complain then put M/O/P on repeat with your headphones on and shut up!!!

Joe

east or west metallica is the best

metal maniac

WHELL, YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYBODY. SOMEONE'S ALWAYS GONNA HAVE NEGATIVE COMMENTS WHEN IT COMES TO METALLICA. YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO GET THE METALLICA FROM THE 80'S...DIFFERENT TIME, CAN NEVER BE DUPLICATED, I DON;T CARE HOW HEAVY THE ALBUM IS. JUST ENJOY METALLICA FOR WHAT THEY ARE TODAY. IF U WANNA RELIVE THE OLD DAYE, PUT ON "PUPPETZ" OR "RIDE" OR "KILL" & ENJOY!!!

BigBobbyP

They failed again.

John

What are you smoking John, you are one of these f..ked up critics thats never accomplished anything in your life. Its a great album by a great band, go put in your Backstreet Boys Cd and get your hearing checked.

Joel

John sounds like one of there guys that hates bands for growing...get over it...metallica can't help it if millions wanna like them.they seem like the same 4 guys they were in the 80's. time's change. give them a break. it's like all these idiot's that got upset because they cut their hair in the 90's. what about all the other bands that also had short hair at thetime...narrowminded people piss me off!!!

BigBobbyP

I JUST SAW THE MOVIE "GET THRASHED"...DAVE MUSTAINE WAS BRAGGING ABOUT HE WAS THE ONE THAT INSPIRED METALLICA & SLAYER BY BEING SUCH A GREAT GUITARIST BACK IN THE DAY. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THE EGO ON THIS GUY IS INCREDIBLE. HEY DAVE, IF YOU'RE SO MUCH BETTER, THEN WHY ARE YOU STILL CRYING ABOUT BEING BOOTED 25 YEARS AGO???

BigBobbyP

Dave wasn't bragging, he was stating that he effected 3 out of the 5 big thrash bands, you idiot, because he wrote some of the more memorable songs Metallica did back in the 80's, some of the guitar playing rubbed off on Jame's aswell and set the band on there way, also Kerry was in Megadeth and learnt most the of the songs back then, so he picked up some of Mustaine's playing style, don't judge right away, Mustaine was pretty screwed up after being booted out of Metallica as things were starting to happen.
The new Metallica album is a step forward in the right direction for them, i'm pleased with the way it came out, some awesome tunes, it seems like a modern day metallica album to me really, so much better than anything done in the 90's.

Marsh

HEY MARSH, YOU DON'T GET WHERE I'M COMING FROM...I'M A THRASH FANATIC WHO WAS THERE IN THE SCENE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. I AM A BIGGER MEGADETH THAN MOST. I MET DAVE BACK IN 1987 & IN 1990. YOU CAN'T TELL ME THAT HE ISN'T THE BIGGEST EGO-MANIAC IN METAL MUSIC(X-CEPT FOR JOHN SCHAFFER). DID YOU HEAR THAT CRAP ABOUT HIM WISHING HE COULD LOOK DOWN FROM ABOVE TO SEE WHAT HE DID FOR METAL...CUMMON...DAVE IS A GUITAR GOD(NOT TO MENTION ONE OF MY HEROES), BUT THOSE COMMENTS MADE ME SAY...WHOA, DO U BELIEVE THIS GUY???

BigBobbyP

DIE HATERS!!!

PeterNorth

well sales would have been better if it wasn't leaked to the internet like 1 1/2 befor it came out it turned out exacly like halo 3 lmao

yomama

Learn to press "Caps Lock" button Bobby. Thanks. ;)

Ech

simply amazing! im so happy they've finally gone back to their roots and reminded the metal world why they rule it!

bryan

you guss are sweat

bob

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